HCPD earns CALEA reaccreditation

Hyattsville Police Capt. Amal Awad, Chief Douglas Holland, and Sgt. Patrick O’Hagan were in Texas last week for the final step of the department's CALEA reaccreditation. Photo courtesy of HCPD

By KRISSI HUMBARD — The Hyattsville City Police Department (HCPD) was recommended in November for recertification by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), according to Lt. Chris Purvis, public information officer.

Last week, HCPD leaders Chief Douglas Holland, Captain Amal Awad and Sergeant Patrick O’Hagan were in Frisco, Texas, to complete the final step of international reaccreditation through CALEA, according to the police department. The department passed!

In November of 2017, an assessment team was on site at the police department for the recertification inspection. “When they come on site, they do an inspection of all of our records and police cars, they interview officers, and they verify that we’ve met the standards they’ve set,” Purvis said.

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